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Old 04-24-2005, 12:06 AM   #1
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Exclamation Ultranoob Guide - Mandrake + Wireless

Iīm running a Dell laptop and are clueless as to how to install drivers for my Netgear WG511T Wireless Card. Please note that this is my first time using Linux so I have no idea what applications to use to install programs and stuff.

My first problem is installing ndiswrapper 1.1. How do you do it? When I downloaded and put the folder on the desktop all of the files donīt seem to run any kind of executable to install the program. These instructions provided by ndiswrapper donīt seem to explain anything:

Go to source-directory and do

make distclean

How do you do that? What program do you use to run commands and where do you find the source directory?

Any help on installing this program would be greatly appreciated. If you can give me instructions on how to find/open the programs to install as well thatīd be great!

Iīm using Mandrake 10.1 and the latest version of KDE.
Old 04-24-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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You appear to have downloaded the .tar.bz2 file from them (or whatever), and extracted it to a folder on your desktop. Correct?

Ok, now you need to run the terminal, so you can type commands. Go to the menu, and since I don't use Mandrake and don't know the menu structure, just click "Run." From there, type "xterm" in the box. A small white (or is it black?) box will show up, that says something like this in it:
(Not exact obviously)
Once there, become root: type su and hit enter, followed by your root password. You specifyed this in the installation of Mandrake.

The $ should've become a #, meaning it worked. Now, you should be able to enter the directory where you put ndiswrapper. If it's on the desktop, this will probably work:
cd Desktop/ndiswrapper
Replace that last bit with what the folder is called on the desktop.

Now, you should be able to enter the commands as said in the instructions. Just type them in and hit "enter" after each one.


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